Janet Ann Haffeman
Janet Ann Haffeman, 75, of Lena passed away Monday, May 26, 2014, after a long illness, at Bay Area Medical Center, Marinette. She was born to the late Leo and Anna (Pivonka) Valenta April 25, 1939. Janet married Melvin Haffeman November 30, 1957. She worked as a waitress at The Round Roof of Kelly Lake, at The Wooden Shoe of Lena for many years and retired from The Store in Lena due to health issues. Janet's ultimate love was her husband, children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Surviving are her husband Melvin, eight children, Linda (Terry) Hinds, Lena; Debbie (Paul) Stello, Peshtigo; Annette (Bryan) Behringer, Oconto Falls; Craig Haffeman, CO; Curt Haffeman, Abrams; Kay Johnson, CO; Cheryl (Kevin) Jagiello, Lena; Donna (special friend Pete) Haffeman, Green Bay; sixteen grandchildren, twenty great grandchildren, eight siblings, John (Mary) Valenta, Lena; JoAnn Valenta, Two Rivers; Julie Linzmeyer, Milwaukee; Allen (Sharon) Valenta, Pound; Sharon (Robert) Schroth, Coleman; Donald (Cathy) Valenta, Coleman; Connie (Ricky) Broderick, Coleman and Cindy (Dan) Nickels, Coleman. Janet was preceded in death by her parents, one grandchild, Jeremy Jagiello, one daughter-in-law, Shelby Haffeman, two brothers, infant Leo, Jr. and Ronald Valenta and one brother-in-law, John Linzmeyer.
Relatives and friends may call at Rhodes Charapata Funeral Home, 438 W. Main St., Lena Friday, May 30th from 4 - 8 P.M. A Wake Service will be held at 7 P.M. Visitation will continue Saturday at St. Anne Catholic Church, Lena from 9:30 A.M. until the time of the Mass of Christian Burial at 11 A.M. with Father Polycarp and Deacon Peter Gard officiating. Janet will be placed to rest at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Cemetery, Klondike. The family would like to extend a special thank you to Jamie Haffeman for her help, dedication and love to her grandmother. Please visit rhodescharapata.com to express online condolences.
Published in Green Bay Press-Gazette on May 28, 2014